First personal entry.
Recently, in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, I was seeing a lot of Anti-Muslim shares on my facebook feed. A few clicks and a few “unfriends” later I just felt like deleting the people sharing those posts was not enough. Of course, Initiate Rant Phase. It wasn’t until my mother messaged me suggesting my posts were becoming a little too “loud” (referring to my use of the words “idiots” and “uneducated”), that it dawned on me.
So to wordpress I surfed and recovered my first and only blog. Just one post. I had obviously just been lied to. Something of a trust issue was the recurring theme. I decided to trash that one and just start completely anew. So here I am. At midnight, adding my first personal blog, about blogging. The world is as it should be.
Sometimes I just feel like going off. This will be my open door, when I am trapped by emotions. This will be my medicine when life brings me down. An airport for my thoughts. Sending them out to unknown destinations just for the thrill of the release. I don’t care who it reaches, I just hope it reaches someone. This will just be ME. I will no doubt blog when I’m upset or angry, why else have one? Am I right? But I love so many things. Things that beautify your life, make you content in your life. I love DIY anything and there will be a lot of that…Not only in the craft section under Brain Food, but all throughout the gardening sections.
Pretty much if I think its interesting to me, I’m going to blog about it. I can think of so many things right off the top of my head and don’t know how I will ever get to all of them. But here’s to the beginning, of hopefully a long, fulfilling journal of my life. My Path.
Okay so Halloween is still 6 months away, but you can never be too prepared. I change my mind so often about my boys’ costumes every year, it always seems to come down to the last minute and leaves me feeling unsatisfied with the outcome. I surfed around and found some of what I think are the most original, but still totally awesome, diy kids costumes.
*I do not own rights to any of these.
Old School Army Man
Hot Air Balloon
Napoleon and Pedro
Last but not least, my favorite one of the album…Waynes World
This has to be one of the greatest addictions you could ever fall victim to.
Check out the site, create a free account, and instantly have a world of websites categorized by your personalized interests.
Anything you enjoy doing, you can find on stumble.
Need ideas for creative DIY projects? Stumble through the “Crafts” category.
Want to see custom restored classic cars? Stumble “Classic Restoration”.
Love Photography? Stumble it.
Want to see some of the most mind blowing photos of Nature at its wildest? You have got to try the “Nature” Category.
Preset categories range from Science, Logic, and Bizarre Oddities, all the way to Humor and Gadgets. Alternatively you can stumble specific interests via the search bar such as Gardening, Repurposed Pallets, or names of famous individuals.
Stumble is an excellent site that allows you access to information and webpages that you would never be able to find on a standard search engine if you didn’t already know what you were looking for. What makes it so special is how it randomly selects a little-seen site, based on what you are interested in. It stimulates your mind by branching new ideas from what you like. I cannot count the number of times I have stumbled a specific interest such as Crafts and found simple, but amazing, DIY ideas that I would have never dreamed of doing if not for seeing it there. You would be hard pressed to come upon these amazing websites any other way.
Another exciting way to stumble is the “Recommended” category. It suggests random sites based on ALL of your interests instead of just one. So each time you click Stumble, you go from one category to another. You could jump from UFO’s to Brain Training, to Celebrity Gossip if those were chosen as interests on your profile.
Here are a few example links I came across just now when I stumbled “Recommended”
33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World. (pics)
Hilariously Distressing Letters From Kids. (pics)
Man Shoots Himself In Face With Harpoon And SURVIVES.
15 DIY Crafts You Need To Do Right Now. (Pics)
These are just a few examples. Nothing I could say will really express the awesomeness of this website.
…from parents (with their original spelling) collected by schools from all over the country:
My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him.
Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.
Dear School: Please exscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29,30, 31, 32, and also 33.
Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. She is administrating.
Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.
John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.
Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.
Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.
Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.
Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels.
Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had (diahre) (dyrea) (direathe) the runs. [words in ()’s were crossed out.]
Please excuse Burma, she has been sick and under the doctor.
Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.
Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father’s fault.
I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because I don’t know what size she wears.
Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.
Sally won’t be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral.
My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the Marines.
Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well.
Please excuse Mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.
Maryann was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn’t the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.
Please excuse little Jimmy for not being in school yesterday. His father is goneand I could not get him ready because I was in bed with the doctor